Small-town news

Don A
Tue Nov 25 00:58:32 EST 2008

> I'll go you one a bit worse.  About thirty years ago I spent a week 
> visiting friends who were living at the time in Lewisville, Mississippi, a 
> little place of about 5,000 people some 60 miles north of Jackson.  Every 
> weekday afternoon at 3:15 or thereabouts, a staffer at the local radio 
> station would read the obituaries.  The program was sponsored by . . . the 
> funeral home. Complete with an ad.

Obituaries are not that uncommon on local radio where sponsorship sales are 
more important that audience.

More often than not, it's spopnsored by the florist shop.

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